The Hawai`i Drill Experience is right around the corner. We are working to complete the final roster of speakers, participants and instructors. More information to come!
I recently had the opportunity to sit in on a class hosted by the Imua Family Group with speaker Dr. Teresa H. Caraway. The class, Parent Coaching: Engaging Parents to Improve Outcomes for Children, brought forth examples of how to engage more stakeholders and effectively work with parents of children with sever hearing loss. Here are some tips and notes from the class. The material provided is taken from Dr. Teresa H. Caraway and the Learning Innovation Associates, LLC. For further information on Dr. Caraway and the Learning Innovation Associates, LLC, please visit www.liassociates.com
Adults require different educational strategies from children: As adults we decide what we want to learn. The education must have purpose and meaning. Adults usually learn something because they have to. Keep WIFM in mind> What's Init For Me?
Children focus on learning in that: They rely on others for the information. They accept the information on face value. They expect what they are learning to be used in the long term. They have no experience or knowledge in topics.
Learning Styles: There are four types of learning styles to consider; Dynamic, Analytic, Common Sense, and Imaginative. Our dynamic learners are hands on and jump right into the problem, their favorite question is "What If?" Our analytic learners are just that, they must gather as munch information possible to make a decision, their favorite question is "Why?" Our common sense learners glance over information and then get to work learning by trial and error, their favorite question is "How?" Our imaginative learners prefer to bring others into the process gaining everyone's opinion to make their decision, their favorite question is "Why?" We must understand our own personal learning style and be aware of the styles of those we come in contact with to enhance relationships through better communication and understanding.
Material retention: A study found that 90% of participants retained what they had learned after communicating about and physically/mentally working out a scenario related to the course material. 70% retained what they learned after only communicating about the material. 50% retained what they learned after seeing and hearing the material. 30% retained what they learned after only seeing the material. 20% retained what they learned after only hearing the material. 10% retained what they learned after only reading the material.
The Generational Gap: Baby Boomers: 1946-1964, Generation X: 1965-1981, Generation Y: 1981-2001. Baby Boomers are avid learners, love to learn for learning sake, are rebellious, and focus on team work. General X are technically savy, adapted to technology, young, and will work with others to accomplish a goal. Generation Y believes that work does not define them as a person and are more individualistic in their endeavors. They are now having the babies! Generation Y is also called millennials, Echo Boomers, and Trophy Kids.
Working with Generation Y: Top 10 tips for working with these parents. (10. Develop opportunities for experiential learning. (9. Encourage development of learning communities. (8. Provide lots of structure in the learning setting. (7. Be organized. (6. Provide lots of feedback. (5. Be fair and be smart. (4. Present the big picture. (3. Talk is essential. (2. Make it fun-they learn best when entertained. (1. Use Technology.
A Coach's role: In people's greatest hour of need they will try to hand you the responsibility of accomplishing the task; as a coach you must keep the person on task and bring stakeholders together to aid that person in a successful outcome. An effective coach brings competency, objectivity, adaptability, caring, and honesty.
Coaching Competency: Promote self discovery and share knowledge and skills as needed. Foster independence rather than dependence.
Coaching Objectivity: Recognize and set aside stereotypes and assumptions based on first appearances. Focus on the individual's perspectives, interests, and intent. Support examining and assessment to conclusion rather than judging.
Coaching Adaptability: Switch from pre-planned activities to those that best meet the individual's needs. Take advantage of spontaneous learning situations. Seize incidental moments as coaching opportunities.
Coaching Caring: Create an environment in which the individual generates and implements new strategies and accepts that mistakes may and can occur. Encourage, empathize, practice patience, and celebrate achievement.
Coaching Honesty: Provide constructive and complimentary feedback to assist the individual. Provide complete and unbiased information. Build trust and respect.
How to assess your Coaching: Look through the following scenarios and ask yourself where you fit in during these situations and where you would like to be. Identify what works best and how you will ultimately work to improve you. In the end think, what do you want people to say about you and your program?
The Coaching Process: Observation, Action, Reflection, Summary.
Coaching Strategies: 10 effective strategies to establish the Coach's Role with the individual.
How to gain the What's Init For Me (WIFM): When entering into training inform the participants upfront what they will be asked to do and will learn. Upon completion of training have a time to allow each participant to voice their perspective and opinions; provide positive feedback and your learning lessons to the participants - This will show balance & respect! Finally provide questions for each participant to think about and answer during the next training session; by doing this you will get the WIFM as the participants will take ownership into the training.
Common causes for failure and setbacks: Based on Dr. Caraway's experience she has found the common causes for setbacks and failures in various therapy sessions and counseling.
Final key factors to keep at the forefront: A good coach...
The Hō`ike is on track to be better than ever! We are so happy to announce that joining us for our evening presentation will be Kumu Hula Auli`i Mitchell, an expert in culture and the history of the Hawaiian Monarchy. Further, we will be graced with the presence of the most noble, Royal Societies and Ali`i Ohana.
We look forward to seeing the whole Maui community on the 12th of November at Waiola Church and wish to thank the many that are making this celebration and commemoration possible!
Lū`au tickets are still available, click here to get yours today!
Take the time and treat yourself to positive news! If you have not had the chance to view 20/20 this evening and take in the inspiring presentation of individuals who went from being in poverty to becoming billionaires you missed a great show.
Listed are the 20 tips of success that these billionaires shared. and a link into the show, enjoy!
By MARINA KATZOct. 27, 2011
Ever wonder what it feels like to live like the superrich? Decked-out megayachts, private jets and lavish jewels are all perks of being a billionaire. But behind the glitz and glamour is a road to success paved with hard work, determination and unyielding passion.
"20/20" stepped into the lives of four entrepreneurs who are redefining what it means to be successful and got a glimpse of what they are doing to give back. Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh; the owner of Patriarch Partners, Lynn Tilton; the creator of Cirque du Soleil, Guy LaLiberte; and Paul Mitchell founder John Paul DeJoria have offered up their keys to success, both in business and in life. Read on to find out how they made their billions.
1. Figure out what you're so passionate about that you'd be happy doing it for 10 years, even if you never made any money from it. That's what you should be doing.
2. Always be true to yourself.
3. Figure out what your values are and live by them, in business and in life.
Denkou Images/Getty ImagesBehind billionaires' megayachts is a long... View Full SizeWackiest Workplace in U.S.? Watch VideoInside Billionaire's Luxury Train CarWatch VideoMadoff Family Secrets: Stephanie's Story Watch Video4. Rather than focus on work-life separation, focus on work-life integration.
5. Don't network. Focus on building real relationships and friendships where the relationship itself is its own reward, instead of trying to get something out of the relationship to benefit your business or yourself.
6. Remember to maximize for happiness, not money or status.
7. Think about what your definition of success really is. Is it externally driven or internally driven?
8. Get ready for rejection.
9. Success unshared is failure. Give back -- share your wealth.
10. Successful people do all the things unsuccessful people don't want to do.
11. Values and ethics always come first.
12. Don't lie, cheat or steal for one penny or one dollar -- ever.
13. Business with bad people is always bad business.
14. You have to learn that you can walk away from someone that you care about for the greater good.
15. When my management teams come into the room, I hug them, I give them truth and "harsh speak" when they're in, and then I hug them on the way out.
16. The truth is cold and hard, but it's the first point on the path to hope and salvation.
17. Don't do what you do for the money. Whatever path you choose, do it because it makes your heart beat fast.
18. If you do good, good will come back to you.
19. You have to be fundamentally engaged and honest toward yourself.
20. Live your life full throttle. Take risks!
As we are the first Official Royal Honor Guard since 1893 and have the responsibility to serve Hawai`i in a manner best reflecting our sacred Ali`i which we stand sentry, we do not involve ourselves in politics. We do however strive to do what is the hard right instead of the easy wrong and must make clear our position on the Halloween issue that has cost much in money, time, and emotion.
We choose to stand by our mission of perpetuating Hawaiian values through programs of Hawaiiana, Youth Excellence, and Community Enhancement, and support the Lahaina Halloween Festivities. We make this decision with the understanding that this event is not a Hawaiian event but a Youth Excellence and Community Enhancement event.
We support the opportunity that this brings for the children that they can feel special in this unique event; for the businesses that will be able to keep their doors open a few more months; for the visitors that are welcomed in a town that is rich in culture and accepting of others customs; for the community that will benefit from the residual effects of this one event.
1. We choose to support the Halloween Parade sponsored by the Lahaina Rotary Club, Lahaina Soroptomist Intl, and Lahaina Town Action Committee as it is an opportunity for the keiki (children) to become the center of attention where they proudly wear their costumes and parade down the street. It is only once a year that Maui's young children will have this opportunity and we wholly support this. Anything that can put a smile on scores of young faces in a positive atmosphere is something that must be protected and cherished. The Royal Hawaiian Guard is honored to march down Front Street leading Hawai`i's youth as the Honor Guard, carrying the Colors for the Parade!
2. We support the opportunity that this brings to non-profits in Lahaina, especially that of Waiola Church. As Waiola Church has the Kuleana to oversee the Waine`e Royal Tombs which houses that of the most High Ali`i, it is imperative that funds be generated for its care. The Royal Hawaiian Guard will be on site to support Waiola Church in their activities.
3. We support the Mayor's decision to revive the Halloween Festivities in that many businesses on Front Street depend on the economic windfall that this event brings which allows them to keep their doors open and more people employed. We believe that the County is fully capable of keeping their promise of this being a family safe event.
The Royal Hawaiian Guard is the first Official Royal Honor Guard since 1893. We are not a "pretend" group that "dresses up" for show as some have painfully painted us during this deplorable dispute. We are the ones you see every Sunday, as we have been able to, standing sentry at the tombs; no arguments or insults when we perform our duties there. Also no arguments when we support other events like the Boys & Girls Club Teen Expo, Hui o Wa`a Kaulua, Friends of Moku`ula, The Mayor and council members, Ohana working to restore their Lo`i Kalo and Streams, our Military Veterans, our young people in instruction and connecting in to values and culture, the Kamehameha Day Parade & Festivities; where are our Nay-Sayers then? It is sad when our Honor is called into question over an issue so minuscule in the large world where such time, energy, and money could be best employed in creating better opportunities for the Community.
We stand in solidarity with the youth, businesses, County, and Waiola Church in their commitment to this event and say Aloha to you all no matter which side of the divide you stand.
October 27, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mayor Arakawa's Response to Halloween Decision
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i –“We are pleased with the court’s decision to allow the County to have a safe Halloween in Lahaina,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “In years past when we did not close down Front Street it made the event hazardous, with people overflowing off the sidewalk and onto the street and walking alongside traffic.
“We would like to thank all of the businesses and community members who worked with us to make this a safe and fun, family-friendly event for everyone. Please join us in having a Happy Halloween.”
Also please note that we have attached the County's response that was filed this morning, most of which Judge Loo agreed with in her ruling.
Assistant Communications Director
County of Maui, Office of the Mayor
Today is another exciting day as we prepare for the Lāhainā Royal Hōʻike 2011. We have confirmed that a Hula Hālau from Japan will travel to Maui and join us in the telling of King Kalākaua's story. Also, we have ad's and a public service announcement being put to press in the Lahaina News Paper. Keep an eye out for it and see you on November 12th!
If you would like to be a volunteer, vendor, sponsor, etc, for the Hōʻike please call us at 808-250-9196.
Today was a great day as The Royal Hawaiian Guard officially escorted Mayor Alan Arakawa and his wife Ann to the stage during his 60th birthday celebration at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Following the procession, The Guard presented our Hoʻokupu of rifle exhibition drill for the Mayor.